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FEATURED ONLINE COURSE
For early career teachers working in the foundation year or early years of school, and teachers of students who are EAL/D learners. This practical workshop will focus on the use of authentic texts to teach phonics in the early years of school.
It will demonstrate strategies for planning engaging, culturally responsive teaching and learning sequences that support each student’s development of phonics skills and vocabulary knowledge in a meaningful context. Examples of whole class and small group interactive experiences that enable students to explore and respond to texts, strengthen understandings of letter-sound relationships and use language for a range of purposes will also be included.
Research indicates that the most effective literacy teaching integrates the teaching of decoding skills with the meaningful use of literacy for a range of purposes (Hall, 2013).
14 April–14 May 2020
Note: For April courses only, non-members can access online courses for member prices
Embedding phonics instruction in the sharing of meaningful literature supports all students’ learning and has been found to be particularly effective in supporting students from low socio-economic communities (Tse & Nicholson, 2014) and EAL/D students (Gibbons, 2015). Oral language experiences develop students’ understandings of letter-sound relationships (Foorman, 2010) and support vocabulary development, which is critical to reading and writing success (Dickinson & Porche, 2011).
Please note that PETAA has cancelled or postponed all face to face Professional Learning until mid-June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements. We will update this page and our Professional Learning schedule at regular intervals. You can also find resources for schools and parents with students in self isolation or quarantine on our Online Teaching Support page.
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This course is specially designed for early career teachers working in the foundation year or early years of school, and teachers of students who are EAL/D learners.
DetailsWhen: April 14 – May 14, 2020
This short online course presented by Jennifer Asha is designed to provide you with a glimpse of the Australian Curriculum: English related to multimodal texts, to hear some ideas for how to think and talk about multimodal texts, and take part in some suggested literacy teaching and learning activities using multimodal texts.
Teaching with Intent Course 1: Planning for Scientific Language in the Primary Years
Presented and moderated by Dr BRONWYN PARKIN and Dr HELEN HARPER
For primary years classroom teachers and primary science specialist teachers.
Teaching with Intent Course 1 focuses on... DetailsWhen: April 27 – May 29, 2020